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bump

1. any of the natural protuberances of the human skull, said by phrenologists to indicate underlying faculties and character
2. a rising current of air that gives an aircraft a severe upward jolt
3. Rowing the act of bumping
4. Cricket bump ball a ball that bounces into the air after being hit directly into the ground by the batsman

bump

Increment. E.g. C's ++ operator. It is used especially of counter variables, pointers and index dummies in "for", "while", and "do-while" loops.
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It was sad and chilling watching Eddie change from cute kid to murderer as he completed his killing spree by bumping off his own mother Now pregnant Lynette has taken him into her family and home not suspecting that she is about to put everyone in danger.
Dirty Harry is on the trail of a group of vigilantes who are bumping off criminals in San Francisco.
Anyway, a wife in an English moorland cottage appears hellbent on bumping off her husband in order to (a) inherit the fortunes of his business and (b) find sexual happiness with her husband's business partner.